Gia Carangi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Gia Carangi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 56 kg
Date of Birth January 29, 1960
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Gia Carangi was an American model who is considered to be the first supermodel in history. Her career spanned over the late 1970s and early 1980s during which she worked with several notable photographers including Von Wangenheim, Francesco Scavullo, Arthur Elgort, Richard Avedon, and Denis Piel and a number of popular fashion houses like Armani, André LaugChristian DiorVersace, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Born Name

Gia Marie Carangi

Nick Name

Gia

Age

She was born on January 29, 1960.

Died

On November 18, 1986, she died of AIDS-related complications in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States at the age of 26.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Gia Carangi studied at Abraham Lincoln High School located in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia.

Occupation

Model

Family

  • Father – Joseph Carangi (Restaurant Owner)
  • Mother – Kathleen Carangi (née Adams) (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Michael Carangi (Older Brother), Joe Carangi (Older Brother)
  • Others – Giovanni/John Carangi (Paternal Grandfather), Lucy Menichella (Paternal Grandmother), George R. Adams (Maternal Grandfather), Helen Virginia Ball (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Gia Carangi was represented by –

  • Wilhelmina Models
  • Ford Models
  • Legends
  • Elite Model Management

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Gia Carangi had dated –

  1. Chris von Wangenheim (1978)
  2. Sandy Linter (1978)
  3. Francesco Scavullo (1979)
  4. Mickey Rourke (1980)
  5. Elyssa Golden (1981-1983)
  6. Rob Fay (1983-1986)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Gia Carangi was of Italian descent on her father’s side and had English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Bisexual

Distinctive Features

  • Unique poses
  • Tomboy personality

Brand Endorsements

Gia Carangi had done endorsement work for the likes of Armani, Bloomingdales, Body Basic, Diane Von Furstenberg, Christian Dior, Christian Dior Boutique, Citicorp, Cutex, Giorgio Armani, Lancetti, Levi’s, Maybelline, OdiveStudio 54, Perry Ellis, Sasson, Versace, Vidal, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Gia Carangi Facts

  1. Her parents had a tumultuous relationship which forced her mother to abandon the family when Gia was just 11 years old.
  2. Some people point out her “fractured childhood” as the reason for her unstable adulthood and drug abuse.
  3. Gia Carangi was a huge fan of David Bowie.
  4. She was one of the favorite models of various established photographers.
  5. In 1993, a biography of Gia titled Thing of Beauty by Stephen Fried was published.
  6. Gia Carangi had also appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
  7. She was portrayed by Angelina Jolie in her biopic titled Gia (1998).
  8. Gia shared a close bond with model Janice Dickinson.
  9. She enjoyed partying at New York’s Studio 54.
  10. Gia Carangi became the first famous woman to die of AIDS.
  11. She once said, “Life and death, energy and peace. If I stop today it was still worth it. Even the terrible mistakes that I made and would have unmade if I could. The pains that have burned me and scarred my soul, it was worth it, for having been allowed to walk where I’ve walked, which was to hell on earth, heaven on earth, back again, into, under, far in between, through it, and above”.

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